Many of the people watching The Last of Us are likely there for the zombies. I love the zombies too, but I’m really there for the fungus.
By one expert’s estimate, perhaps 30,000 scientists worldwide have the skills to build a strain of pandemic influenza, provided they can find someone to synthesize the DNA for them. The consequences of unleashing such a pathogen could be catastrophic.
Federal research agencies follow guiding principles in evaluating the use and care of animals in research.These principles are summarized by the “3 R’s” of animal research: reduction, refinement and replacement. The 3 R’s encourage scientists to develop new techniques that allow them to replace animals with appropriate alternatives.
Creating a catalog of what all human genes do is no easy feat. Most genes are likely to have more than one function and behave differently depending on the type of cell in which they are expressed. In addition, genes may turn on or off depending on the cell’s relationship to surrounding cells, environment and age.
It might be a stretch to say all Alzheimer’s research is now compromised. But the allegations can prompt us to ask whether the governing bodies of research and drug approvals are truly effective.
“The goal is to collect, organize and make accessible a representation of all the genetic variation that exist in humans, big, small, common and rare,” said Evan Eichler, a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and one of the organizers of the project.
On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world’s first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig’s heart. The eight-hour-long operation by surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, USA, was no doubt arduous. But it was a short final step in a 60-year-long journey to genetically alter the pig’s heart so that it would not be immediately rejected – a journey that began with a plane crash in Oxford in the summer of 1940.
A common bacteria was elevated in the mucosal biopsies of patients with polyps.
Finding helps explain how baseball players can connect with a 100-mph fastball and how the rest of us manage everyday tasks.
Powerful genetic tools have become cheap and agile enough for biologists to create new strains of model organisms
With the software, researchers can solve problems that used to take years to work out.
NIH scientists discover that the resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.
The difficulty lies in HI itself. In particular, its remarkable strain diversity and the immune evasion strategies.
Key parts of the immune system can remember the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for at least eight or nine months, possibly for years.
The gene expression and chromatin accessibility atlases will accelerate the study of the genomics of normal and abnormal development.